MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

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    thegate
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    MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

    Post by thegate on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:08 pm

    Salut , voila un MKII bien spécial La peinture camo est authentique ça y a pas de doute par contre il n'y a pas de marquage de fabriquant sur la gentes sinon le chiffre 96 mais j'aperçois sous le rebord 2 chiffres ou lettres ?

    sur la gentes il y a aussi un matricule et un nom typiquement Canadien français.

    A. Savard
    E4611 ou E4677

    La coiffe n a jamais été démonté et elle est bien datée VMC II 1942

    Tout d'abord, le militaire en question n'est pas mort au combat. deuxièmement, comme son matricule commence par la lettre E, il était originaire de la région de Québec. Les militaires originaires de la région de Montréal avaient un matricule commençant par la lettre D.

    Ensuite, les numéros comprit dans la série 4000 furent attribués au R22R.

    Tous les militaires qui ont des numéros à quatre chiffres faisaient déjà partie des régiments avant le début de la guerre. Par la suite, les numéros passèrent à cinq chiffres puis à six chiffres.
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    Re: MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:17 pm

    Google translate is my friend scratch ...this poor ol Alberta boy hasn't read French since high school. And I jackassed around near 95%of the time in those classes.

    Interesting lid you have there. From what I have read on these, they were used in Canada only.

    Hi, here is a very special MKII The camo paint is authentic it is no doubt against there is no marking on the gentes manufacturer if the number 96 but I see under the rim two numbers or letters?

    the gentes there is also a serial number and a typical French Canadian name.

    A. Savard
    E4611 and E4677

    The cap was never removed and it is dated 1942 VMC II

    First, the soldier in question did not die in combat. secondly, as his number begins with the letter E, it was from the Quebec City region. The soldiers from the Montreal area had a number of starting with the letter D.

    Then the numbers realized in the 4000 series were assigned to the R22R.

    All members who have four-digit numbers were already part of the regiments before the start of the war. Thereafter, the numbers became five and six-digit numbers.


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    Re: MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:26 pm

    I believe that this style of camo can be seen in photos of Canadians training in England very early in in the war. Now I'll have to go and do some research and refresh my memory... LOL

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    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:31 pm

    You are probably correct...I remember it was training somewhere. My laptop with all my pics and info self-destructed a while ago so I am starting from scratch again.


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    Re: MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

    Post by thegate on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:28 am

    First of all, the serviceman in question did not die in the fight. Secondly, as his(her,its) roll begins with the letter E, he(it) was native da the region of Quebec. The servicemen native of the region of Montreal had one roll commencant by the letter D.

    Then, the numbers included in the series 4000 were attributed(awarded) to R22R.

    All the servicemen who have four-digit numbers were already a member of regiments before the beginning of the war. Afterward, the numbers passed five-digit then six-digit.

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    Re: MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

    Post by thegate on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:31 am


    Hi, here is a very special MKII The camo paint is authentic it is no doubt against there is no marking on the gentes manufacturer if the number 96 but I see under the rim two numbers or letters?

    the gentes there is also a serial number and a typical French Canadian name.

    A. Savard
    E4611 and E4677

    The cap was never removed and it is dated 1942 VMC II

    First, the soldier in question did not die in combat. secondly, as his number begins with the letter E, it was from the Quebec City region. The soldiers from the Montreal area had a number of starting with the letter D.

    Then the numbers realized in the 4000 series were assigned to the R22R.

    All members who have four-digit numbers were already part of the regiments before the start of the war. Thereafter, the numbers became five and six-digit numbers.
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    Re: MKII helmet IDENTIFICATION

    Post by Bill on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:58 am

    Not sure the interpretation of the early wartime numbers is correct. C.Laws Regimental Numbers of the Canadian Army 1936-1960 indicates that until 1940 regimental numbers were issued by the regiment on a sequence from 1 to 9999. In 1940,numbers were assigned in alpha numeric blocks. So the Exxxx number was not issued until 1940. For many regiments, the low numbers were not necessarily soldiers in pre war service, but soldiers enlisted before the new numbering system was adopted.

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